Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 481000 - Air Transportation

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 481000 - Air Transportation.

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NAICS 481000 - Air Transportation consists of:

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NAICS 481000 - Air Transportation

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All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 543,870 100.00% $19.89 $26.02 $54,130 2.8 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 13,040 2.40% $37.40 $40.93 $85,140 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 330 0.06% $64.79 $68.98 $143,480 4.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,570 0.47% $36.71 $43.66 $90,800 3.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 0.01% $33.60 $39.57 $82,310 8.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 450 0.08% $37.07 $40.60 $84,460 3.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 860 0.16% $33.21 $35.81 $74,480 2.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 160 0.03% $44.55 $51.62 $107,380 7.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,020 0.19% $34.78 $35.85 $74,560 2.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 580 0.11% $45.15 $47.98 $99,790 2.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 820 0.15% $40.54 $42.88 $89,200 3.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 790 0.15% $35.01 $39.04 $81,200 3.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 0.01% $37.58 $41.60 $86,540 10.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 250 0.05% $35.32 $41.15 $85,600 4.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,580 0.47% $35.60 $38.68 $80,440 2.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 320 0.06% $44.33 $46.01 $95,710 2.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 0.01% $31.59 $32.14 $66,840 3.5 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 15,980 2.94% $25.39 $25.85 $53,770 1.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 590 0.11% $21.63 $22.02 $45,810 2.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 190 0.03% $21.29 $22.80 $47,420 2.5 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 0.01% $27.93 $27.56 $57,320 2.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 430 0.08% $20.28 $22.13 $46,040 3.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 270 0.05% $20.83 $22.24 $46,250 2.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 2,870 0.53% $24.79 $25.29 $52,610 2.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,120 0.21% $26.10 $25.49 $53,020 3.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,640 0.30% $23.85 $25.07 $52,150 1.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 120 0.02% $22.96 $23.81 $49,520 2.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 700 0.13% $27.38 $27.81 $57,840 1.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 4,470 0.82% $28.94 $28.05 $58,340 1.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 580 0.11% $26.58 $26.99 $56,140 2.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 250 0.05% $36.02 $35.63 $74,100 1.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 520 0.10% $19.04 $20.08 $41,760 4.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 450 0.08% $28.26 $28.43 $59,120 1.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 170 0.03% $33.74 $32.51 $67,610 1.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 350 0.06% $26.09 $27.14 $56,460 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 360 0.07% $29.63 $28.59 $59,470 2.2 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 170 0.03% $25.87 $24.78 $51,550 6.5 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 6,190 1.14% $26.58 $27.66 $57,540 1.6 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 1,690 0.31% $26.47 $29.49 $61,340 3.7 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 40 0.01% $33.69 $35.29 $73,400 3.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 0.01% $28.05 $26.89 $55,930 4.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 0.02% $28.40 $26.61 $55,350 3.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 0.01% $20.33 $21.42 $44,550 9.7 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 440 0.08% $28.51 $27.84 $57,900 1.7 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 100 0.02% $30.55 $28.84 $59,980 2.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 260 0.05% $27.99 $28.11 $58,470 2.2 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 260 0.05% $50.73 $51.38 $106,870 2.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 0.03% $63.10 $66.41 $138,140 3.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 0.01% $21.50 $21.55 $44,830 2.9 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 430 0.08% $21.88 $22.73 $47,290 2.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 0.01% $18.49 $19.94 $41,470 8.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 0.02% $22.26 $23.28 $48,420 3.6 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,330 0.24% $18.31 $19.30 $40,150 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 0.01% $19.70 $19.66 $40,900 2.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 360 0.07% $21.50 $21.15 $43,980 3.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 260 0.05% $29.48 $26.78 $55,710 3.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 0.01% $17.80 $16.16 $33,620 8.2 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 610 0.11% $19.52 $20.41 $42,460 2.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 120 0.02% $20.79 $21.07 $43,830 1.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 0.03% $12.71 $13.52 $28,130 5.8 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 110 0.02% $24.78 $25.68 $53,420 2.0 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,030 0.19% $10.33 $11.84 $24,630 4.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 730 0.13% $8.97 $10.26 $21,350 4.9 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 1,190 0.22% $10.28 $11.98 $24,930 3.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 70 0.01% $21.63 $20.70 $43,070 5.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 170 0.03% $9.53 $9.08 $18,890 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 60 0.01% $10.58 $10.33 $21,500 8.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 30 0.01% $11.16 $14.29 $29,720 4.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,460 0.27% $10.89 $12.50 $26,010 4.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 0.02% $19.98 $20.67 $42,990 3.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,240 0.23% $10.68 $12.15 $25,260 5.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 100 0.02% $9.29 $9.22 $19,170 6.2 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 118,510 21.79% $19.02 $22.08 $45,920 4.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 1,410 0.26% $24.07 $22.82 $47,460 2.2 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 10,920 2.01% $18.87 $16.79 $34,920 2.1 %
39-6031 Flight Attendants 102,220 18.79% (4) (4) $47,890 4.7 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 3,470 0.64% $10.47 $11.82 $24,580 4.3 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 6,350 1.17% $19.67 $20.60 $42,850 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 170 0.03% $24.71 $23.31 $48,490 5.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 480 0.09% $28.63 $28.75 $59,790 2.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 260 0.05% $8.81 $9.86 $20,510 7.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 110 0.02% $9.96 $12.09 $25,140 11.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 0.01% $18.02 $19.62 $40,810 5.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 810 0.15% $15.68 $17.92 $37,260 5.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 100 0.02% $20.78 $19.48 $40,510 4.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 580 0.11% $22.58 $25.97 $54,020 5.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 175,530 32.27% $14.49 $15.58 $32,400 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 10,260 1.89% $21.92 $22.17 $46,110 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 0.01% $16.29 $20.80 $43,260 8.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 150 0.03% $15.41 $15.98 $33,250 1.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 410 0.08% $13.23 $14.13 $29,380 3.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,350 0.62% $13.82 $14.56 $30,280 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 810 0.15% $16.46 $18.33 $38,130 5.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 0.01% $15.85 $16.73 $34,800 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 25,360 4.66% $13.76 $14.73 $30,640 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 0.03% $12.46 $12.94 $26,920 3.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 230 0.04% $13.25 $14.66 $30,480 4.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 590 0.11% $14.33 $14.90 $31,000 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 420 0.08% $11.68 $12.01 $24,970 2.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 102,050 18.76% $13.73 $15.06 $31,330 1.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 8,020 1.47% $15.41 $15.69 $32,640 2.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 0.01% $10.27 $10.31 $21,440 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,480 0.27% $16.84 $19.18 $39,890 6.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 3,530 0.65% $17.21 $17.72 $36,850 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 780 0.14% $10.56 $11.57 $24,060 4.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,710 0.87% $19.13 $17.72 $36,850 1.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,320 0.43% $16.55 $17.29 $35,970 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,720 0.32% $13.49 $13.86 $28,830 1.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 270 0.05% $10.72 $11.62 $24,170 3.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 120 0.02% $14.00 $14.85 $30,890 3.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 130 0.02% $10.03 $9.91 $20,610 4.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,150 0.58% $11.91 $12.34 $25,680 1.9 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 80 0.01% $21.08 $22.78 $47,380 13.7 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 72,660 13.36% $23.75 $23.23 $48,320 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4,120 0.76% $29.80 $29.97 $62,350 1.2 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 1,890 0.35% $26.09 $25.17 $52,350 2.7 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 50 0.01% $15.77 $16.72 $34,770 7.0 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 49,520 9.11% $23.71 $23.42 $48,700 2.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 250 0.05% $14.14 $16.12 $33,530 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 6,800 1.25% $19.86 $19.59 $40,740 2.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 530 0.10% $13.91 $15.20 $31,620 4.3 %
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 1,840 0.34% $25.97 $24.60 $51,170 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 760 0.14% $26.14 $25.44 $52,910 3.1 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 122,450 22.51% $29.10 $45.48 $94,610 4.5 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 2,590 0.48% $19.39 $20.38 $42,400 4.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 470 0.09% $17.37 $18.86 $39,230 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,480 0.27% $26.14 $26.98 $56,120 4.0 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 70,280 12.92% (4) (4) $136,640 3.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 6,720 1.24% (4) (4) $52,020 3.0 %
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers 600 0.11% $35.67 $33.17 $68,990 2.5 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 1,360 0.25% $21.37 $23.39 $48,650 4.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 210 0.04% $10.47 $11.00 $22,880 4.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 230 0.04% $15.54 $16.12 $33,520 3.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 950 0.17% $11.24 $12.15 $25,280 2.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 0.01% $12.59 $12.55 $26,110 6.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 150 0.03% $11.28 $11.06 $23,010 6.6 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 1,780 0.33% $28.58 $28.38 $59,040 2.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 5,160 0.95% $12.30 $13.14 $27,340 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7,870 1.45% $10.51 $11.32 $23,540 2.0 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers (6) (6) $13.30 $13.71 $28,520 8.9 %

About May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(6) =Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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